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Hillary Loves Castro

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Washington Free Beacon, by Editorial Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 19 10 2014 04:10:39 GMT Hillary Clinton was the main architect of the deal reached with Cuba and her advocacy toward opening a new relationship with the Castro regime began almost immediately when she became secretary of state, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin. From 2009 until her departure in early 2013, Clinton and her top aides took the lead on the sometimes public, often private interactions with the Cuban government. According to current and former White House and State Department officials and several Cuba policy experts who were involved in the discussions, Clinton was also the top advocate inside the government for ending

White House threatens ‘proportional’ response to North Korea cyberattacks

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 19 08 2014 04:08:17 GMT The White House vowed a “proportional” response Thursday to North Korea’s suspected hacking of Sony Pictures, as lawmakers pledged to beef up the nation’s cybersecurity defenses and blamed the Obama administration for failing to get tough with state'sponsored hackers. Administration officials said President Obama’s national security team is considering a range of options to retaliate against those responsible for the cyberattack on the movie studio, which canceled the release of the $42 million film “The Interview” under threat of Sept. 11'style violence at theaters. But White House aides said the public might never know the extent of the U.S. response,

Obama low approval rating gives Republicans chance to lead on economy, security

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 19 06 2014 04:06:28 GMT As President Obama girds for his final two years in office as a lame duck, Americans increasingly disapprove of his job performance and are turning to Republicans in Congress for leadership on the economy and national security. Mr. Obama will hold a year'end press conference Friday at the White House, where he will be confronted with sobering public sentiment. Two major surveys in recent days — conducted before Wednesday’s announcement about the U.S. resuming diplomatic relations with Cuba — show the president’s job approval ratings at or near a low point of around 40 percent. His unpopularity is contributing to

German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.

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Washington Post, by Craig Timberg Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 19 03 2014 04:03:07 GMT German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available. The flaws, to be reported at a hacker conference in Hamburg this month, are the latest evidence of widespread insecurity on SS7, the global network that allows the world’s cellular carriers to route calls, texts and other services to each other. Experts say it’s increasingly clear that SS7, first designed in the 1980s, is riddled with serious vulnerabilities that undermine

How to fight the lone wolf

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Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 19 59 2014 03:59:25 GMT The lone wolf is the new nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage'taking attack in Sydney. But there are two kinds of lone wolves — the crazy and the evil — and the distinction is important. The real terrorists are rational. Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, had been functioning as an Army doctor for years. Psychotics cannot carry that off. Hasan even had a business card listing his occupation as SoA (Soldier of Allah). He then went out and, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” shot dead 13 people, 12 of them fellow soldiers. To this day, Hasan speaks

Sony, ‘The Interview’ and the unspoken truth that all movies are political

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Washington Post, by Ann Hornaday Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 19 54 2014 03:54:13 GMT There’s really no bright side to discern from this week’s bizarre, unprecedented spectacle involving Sony Pictures and “The Interview,” a Seth Rogen'James Franco satire about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After weeks of suffering through the most destructive corporate hack in history, and on the heels of theaters refusing to show the comedy because of terrorist threats made by the hackers (now believed to be sponsored by the North Korean government), Sony finally pulled “The Interview” on Wednesday, refusing even to make it available on demand. It was a particularly distressing choice given that the decision

Chris Kyle´s Widow: ´Yes, Ventura Lawsuit Money Is Coming Out of My Pocket´

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Fox News, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 19 32 2014 03:32:07 GMT The widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle pushed back against Jesse Ventura, telling Gretchen Carlson that she will have to pay out of her own pocket after Ventura won a defamation lawsuit against her late husband. Since Kyle´s death, many have criticized Ventura for continuing with the lawsuit, but he has maintained that insurance companies would pay the award, not the Kyle family. In an exclusive sit'down on "The Real Story," Taya Kyle said despite what Ventura claims, she will indeed have to pay a portion of the $1.8 million verdict. "Absolutely. ... I think insurance is responsible for $500,000 because of the

´I Feel Him With Me All the Time´: ´American Sniper´ Widow Speaks Out

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Fox News, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 19 30 2014 03:30:28 GMT Chris Kyle was the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, serving four tours in Iraq with 160 confirmed kills, before being tragically killed by a veteran he was trying to help. The much'anticipated film about Kyle´s life, "American Sniper," is set to hit the big screen on Christmas Day. Gretchen Carlson sat down with his widow, Taya Kyle, for an exclusive interview to discuss how the film came to life. Taya said that the filmmakers spent a lot of time absorbing the details about her husband and making sure they got them right on screen. She added that Bradley

Watch: Chilling New Trailer for ‘American Sniper’

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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Daniel Nussbaum Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 19 26 2014 03:26:58 GMT The newest trailer for Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film American Sniper is so chilling and fraught with tension, it’s hard to believe the film got completely snubbed by the Golden Globes last week. The film, starring Bradley Cooper as famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, doesn’t come out in wide release until January, but that hasn’t stopped me from watching the new trailer over and over again in wide'eyed anticipation. “Do you ever think you might have seen things, or done some things over there that you wish you hadn’t?” an offscreen voice asks Cooper in the trailer. “Oh, that’s not me, no,”

Hollywood’s Hari'Kari

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National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 19 21 2014 03:21:48 GMT Charlie noted that those theaters planning to screen Team America: World Police in lieu of The Interview are out of luck, because Paramount Pictures has apparently pulled the film from release. America’s cinema chains and Sony should be ashamed for pulling The Interview in the first place. But Paramount should just go ahead and commit seppuku, because this is a whole new nadir of cravenness. Regal/Cinemark/etc., and Sony, could at least cite the threat of violence, the herd of trial lawyers that would stampede to sue if an attack actually occurred (for more on the insanity of that scenario, see

Ibuprofen adds 12 years to life! Cheap painkillers can slow ageing and fight disease

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Daily Express [UK], by Jo Willey Posted By: mitzi- Fri, 19 15 2014 03:15:16 GMT Regular doses of ibuprofen could allow people to live up to 12 years longer. In tests, the drug appears to hold back the ageing process as well as helping fight disease. Ibuprofen, which is used every day at home by people to treat inflammation, pain and fever, may be the key to developing a long sought after anti'ageing drug. (smip) In laboratory tests, ibuprofen was found to extend the lives of worms and flies by the equivalent of about 12 years in human terms. The creatures not only lived longer, they appeared to maintain their fitness and health as they

Jeb Bush: I Can ‘Persuade’ Conservatives on Amnesty

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 19 12 2014 03:12:59 GMT Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush believes he can “persuade” conservatives to support comprehensive amnesty legislation during a potential 2016 presidential campaign. In the second part of his interview with a local Florida television station this week, Bush was asked about the “immigration issue” and whether he could “get through the primary” with his pro'amnesty positions. Bush replied to NBC 6 in Florida that “a candidate gets to persuade.” “I think there’s a compelling case that, if we want to be young and dynamic again, we have to make legal immigration easier than illegal immigration, that we control our borders, enforce

Eric Holder: ´We As A Nation Have Failed´

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Breitbart TV, by Pam Key Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 19 01 2014 03:01:13 GMT Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Reid Report,” outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said “We as a nation have failed,” to address the mistrust between black communities and the police. “I don’t think they should fear the police,” Holder said. “But I certainly think we have to build up a better relationship between young people, people of color, and people in law enforcement. There is — there’s distrust that exists on both sides. There’s misunderstanding that exists on both sides. And we have to come up with ways in which we bridge those gaps so that people don’t demonize other people so that

Al Sharpton on Sony´s Amy Pascal: ´Jury is still out´

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Los Angeles Times, by Stephen Battaglio & Christine Mai'Du Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 19 51 2014 02:51:30 GMT The Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday said that "the jury is still out on where we go” with embattled Sony Pictures Entertainment co'Chairman Amy Pascal, who came under pressure after a cyberattack exposed her racially tinged email exchanges with a Hollywood producer. However, Sharpton did not call for Pascal to step down. Sharpton met with Pascal for 90 minutes Thursday at a Manhattan hotel where they agreed to set up a “working group” to deal with racial bias and the lack of diversity in the film industry. The embattled studio executive met with Sharpton a week after she apologized for a leaked

Obama tells guests at White House Hanukkah celebration, ´I´m Jewish in my soul´

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Daily Mail [UK], by Snejana Farberov Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 19 38 2014 02:38:04 GMT President Obama raised some eyebrows Wednesday when he was overheard saying that he is Jewish in his soul during a Hanukkah celebration at the White House. The revelation was made by David Suissa, of the Jewish Journal, who was invited to the reception at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue attended by about 550 Jewish leaders, journalists and dignitaries, including Gwyneth Paltrow. The president took part in the Menorah'lighting ceremony and delivered a well'received speech about freedom, peppered with light'hearted jokes about Jewish food. The celebration of the Jewish high holy day coincided with the release of Jewish'American Alan Gross from a Cuban

Top Islamic militants killed; more US troops going to Iraq

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 19 22 2014 02:22:06 GMT WASHINGTON— Two senior Islamic State group leaders were killed in U.S. and coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq over the last week, U.S. officials said Thursday, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved new orders for several hundred troops to deploy to Iraq to train Iraqi forces. According to one of the U.S. officials, airstrikes killed a key deputy of Abu Bakr al'Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militants, and one of al'Baghdadi´s military chiefs. A third militant, described as a mid'level leader, was also killed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the

257,000 Doctors Will Get Medicare Pay Cut For Using Paper Records

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Forbes, by Bruce Japsen Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 19 07 2014 02:07:50 GMT More than 250,000 physicians and other health professionals are being notified as early as today that their payments from Medicare and Medicaid will be cut because they aren’t adequately using electronic health records in their practices, the Obama administration confirmed. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, known as CMS, is telling about 257,000 eligible medical care providers who are largely physicians that they will be paid 1 percent less in reimbursement next year from both the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly and the Medicaid insurance program for the poor because they failed to comply with so'called “Meaningful

´The Interview´ jeopardizes overseas movie villains

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Associated Press, by Lindsey Bahr Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 19 04 2014 02:04:40 GMT LOS ANGELES— Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big'screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of "The Interview," an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction. One film already bit the dust. "Pyongyang," an adaption of a graphic novel set in North Korea, was given the ax Wednesday after distributor Fox abandoned the project and producer New Regency was forced to shutter any plans. Director Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean") had imagined the project about an animator who

Brad Pitt ‘Too Distracting’ For L.A. Jury Duty

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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Daniel Nussbaum Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 19 53 2014 01:53:12 GMT Brad Pitt was reportedly rejected for jury duty at a downtown Los Angeles courthouse last week because the court said he would be too distracting to the proceedings. According to the Daily Mail, Pitt waited for hours along with other prospective jurors at the courthouse but was ultimately turned away, even though a source said he was looking forward to getting picked. “Brad was hoping he might get picked to serve on a short case,” an unnamed source told the Mail. “But the problem was, he would actually be required to serve for as long as it took for the case

Living life through a lopsided lens

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American Thinker, by Carol Brown Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 19 48 2014 01:48:23 GMT The victim class in America is growing in leaps and bounds. People are so eager to join the pity party that some are willing to lie in order to be accepted into the Club of the Oppressed, Downtrodden, and Exploited (CODE). As we know, it’s not just ordinary folks clamoring to submit their application to this exclusive club. POTUS and FLOTUS set examples of Victimhood (so elevated is it that it is written with a capital “V”) every chance they get. In fact, Michelle Obama’s recent telling of the Target tale took on a new spin compared to her telling